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Wigs are trending by the minute not only for celebrities or medical reasons but for everyday use in any household. Bad hair day? Hair thinning? Want to preserve your hair? You are not alone! New or experienced to wigs, our hair experts curated an extensive Wig FAQ to guide you on your beauty investment.
Choosing the Right Type of Wig
Let’s start with the different types of wigs on the market. One of the most common topics you’ll find is the debate between Human hair vs Synthetic Hair. Although human hair is costlier, it looks natural, is durable, can be styled with various tools and dyed or highlighted professionally as you would your normal hair. Synthetic hair costs less and also has many advantages, such as holding style regardless of weather or wash, low maintenance and various style options.
The types of human hair wigs, are either chemically treated or not: Processed vs. Unprocessed. Processed hair basically means the hair has been chemically treated by dipping in an acrylic acid to strip the natural effects, giving the styling abilities the manufacturer would like. Typically, processed wigs have an added silicone coat to give a shine that looks great but will not last as long as an unprocessed wig.
Unprocessed wigs, aka remy hair, Remy vs. Non Remy, are not chemically treated, typically come from one donor and look dull. Although your eyes will automatically veer towards the processed look, we highly recommend unprocessed hair. Don’t worry though, our award-winning salon and wig services can add the colors and depth you want to your wig.
What’s the Difference Between Wigs and Hairpieces?
The main difference between wigs and hair pieces is the amount of coverage. Wigs cover the entire scalp. You can put it on as needed, tuck in your hair and go! Style your wig in various ways and add different depth or color as needed. A lace front wig sew-in provides an extremely natural look matching your current hairline making it very hard to detect.
Hair pieces are customized to your hair, filling in thinning and/or balding areas providing a fuller look. The various types depend on the area that you need focus on: hair toppers, hair extensions, hair pieces and volumizers. Hair pieces can be styled with your current hair, come in different thickness and can also be perfectly color matched. In order to obtain a seamless integration, it is important that you select the correct length, and type of hair (curly, straight, wavy) to match yours.
Still not sure which is best for you? We understand everyone’s needs are different and sometimes you need to try on dozens of wigs before you really know. We are here to help and are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation. Contact us if you need our experts to visit your current salon, hospital, or home when necessary.
How to Care for Your Wigs
Our guide to wig care will give you all the do’s and don’ts so you can do your best protecting your investment. Most of the tips we share could be done at home yourself. However, we offer all of these services in studio if you’re unsure or just would like us to do it.
To clean your wig you must first detangle using a wide tooth comb. You can brush through gently but try not to pull. Prepare a bowl of cold water and mix a cap full of shampoo in. Soak for about three to five minutes. Remove your wig and refill the bowl with fresh cold water removing any soapy suds. Immerse your wig in the cold water once again. While your wig is wet, place it on a wig stand and spray conditioner. Allow your wig to dry, keeping in mind that you should never blow dry synthetic hair. If you have a synthetic wig the style will appear once again. With human hair, you will need to style your hair to your desire every time you wash. Our recommendation is to wash your wigs about every 7 to 10th time that you wear it.
How Do I Find a Wig to Buy?
As you begin to search for your wig of preference, we highly suggest you stick to a style you are comfortable with for your first investment. The wig to buy is a style that compliments the shape of your face and fits your lifestyle whether you are considering exercise, every day attire, etc. You can search our various lengths, colors and styles for both synthetic and human hair on our site: Shop for Wigs Online!
We are here to help you and are more than happy to offer a private one-on-one free consultation.
Remy hair is often used in marketing and selling purposes that generally misleads the client into thinking they are getting the best grade of hair.
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Lace Front Wigs & 100% Hand Tied Wigs Can Help You Beat the Heat
For most of us, we want our natural hair wigs year round. But, it has been really hot lately! To beat the heat, Strut Hair Solutions has increased our stock of two modern styles, 100% Hand Tied Wigs (or Full Lace Wigs) and Lace Front Wigs. It’s important to understand the main differences between the two and when each one should be worn!
Hand tied wigs, or full lace wigs, sound exactly like what they are; a lace fabric base in which synthetic or human hair is tied to and worn over the scalp. These can be 100% hand tied with human hair wigs or can be a combination of processed and hand tied wigs. Full lace wigs cover the whole scalp and can be worn with different hair styles underneath. They are usually worn with a wig cap because they cover the whole head. They are better suited for more temperate climates because they do not offer much breathability and can get very hot in the summer.
Lace Front Wigs, sometimes called Front Lace Wigs, are a popular alternative to 100% hand tied wigs and full lace wings because usually command a lower price, offer more comfort and wearability. Many celebrities have used lace front wigs to get the perfect hairline or for a quick hairstyle change. Lace front wigs can be used as a quick fix or to try out different styles.
When installed professionally, these breathtaking wigs can give the appearance of a truly natural hairline. The lace front wig is strictly attached by the front edges and are usually cut to fit when attached to your head. The base of the wig is usually comprised of a thicker material to keep a natural looking shape with improved comfort.
Benefits of Lace Front Wigs
An additional benefit is breathability; since the front of the hairline is covered with lace and hair only, a lace front wig allows for comfortable, wearable hair in hot weather. Allowing exposed natural hair to remain uncovered and cool is another great reason to use a front lace wig instead of a full scalp wig. A lace front wig is definitely ideal in hot and humid climates and is a great, natural looking alternative to other options. A 100% hand-tied, full lace wig allows even more breathing when it gets hot.
With the temperatures in Fresno hitting 110 degrees this summer, a lace front wig can prevent overheating. Make sure your wig is high quality and installed properly. A cheap lace front wig that is not put on properly could do damage to the skin, hair follicles and may lead to hair loss, or even skin discoloration due to harsh adhesives.
We recommend you speak to one of our professionals for assistance with getting the right wig and getting it in place properly. Prices for front lace wigs vary quite a bit based on quality, texture, length and style. Front laced wigs offer another option for a stylish and comfortable wig in summer heat.
At STRUT, we have a vast selection of 100% hand tied front lace wigs to choose from in-store. So, you can try them on, have them fitted properly, and then tailored to your scalp, face and body through cut and color. Visit our Fresno and Solana Beach locations for a free consultation on human hair front lace wigs. We look forward to helping you get the look you deserve!
If you have ever watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta, you probably know Kim Zolciak. She is known for being an outspoken proponent of beauty-enhancing products like wigs. Kims wigs are clearly an important aspect to who she is. We watched her in a previous interview on Bravo where she explained Kim’s wig obsession. Not all women that walk into our wig shop in Fresno or San Diego, are there for medical hair loss reasons. Some just want to get a new, fresh look to liven things up a bit. She is definitely one of these people. In fact, she says that, “wigs are just easier!”
Kim has a full head of hair but doesn’t shy away from the nearest hair store to improve her look. Kim’s hair always looks good and it is usually quite difficult to determine when she is wearing one or not. For Kim hair store stops are a regular occurrence to keep her look fresh. In the interview mentioned above, she says, “My hairdresser Nikki can curl it on a mannequin or braid it or do whatever and just put it on my head and I’m out the door,” she explained. “It’s like having a chef. I want to spend more time with my kids than cook and I hate cooking so I hire a chef.”
Strut Hair Solutions has the greatest selection of wigs Fresno ca offers, so join us for hair pieces similar to Kims wigs Fresno and our San Diego wig store both have something you will enjoy. As the interviewer mentions, “the fascinating thing is that Kim has a full head of thick, blonde hair that looks like hers, but she wears a big heavy wig over it.” We understand her desire for simple, healthy results without suffering from medical problems as well. This is another reason why we carry the highest quality wigs and are certain that even if we aren’t your nearest hair store, if you set up an appointment today we can get you a glimpse of how you would look with different styles like Kim’s hair.
Come see us today and we will help you grab that look you want and will have you strutting out of our salon!
New Spring 2017 | Rene of Paris Wigs
STRUT is excited to announce Rene of Paris wigs just introduced 7 New Synthetic Trend Setting Wigs.
These new wigs will get you ready for spring and strutting your hair!
Rene of Paris wigs are one of our best selling brands as clients like the fact that they are shake and go hair styles. No styling required! Our expert stylists in Fresno & San Diego simply trim and customize the wig to properly highlight your facial structure (*for free, as this service is included in the sale price of each Rene of Paris wig!)
The following video is all you need to see in order to know why the new Rene of Paris wigs are making such a stir in the hair community this year!
A Few of Our Favorites From the Collection
EVANNA | Rene of Paris Wigs | Fresno, CA
RINA | Rene of Paris Wigs | San Diego, CA
ZUMA | Rene of Paris Wigs | Fresno, CA
Human Hair Wigs verses Synthetic Wigs, which one is the best choice for you?
Shopping online or in a store we always look at prices. The cheaper the better we always think, because we are saving money. Is cheaper really always better just to save a few extra dollars? You can be the judge of that as we describe what makes the best natural wigs below.
Ever wonder the big difference between the best human hair wig verses a synthetic wig? Yes price is a factor but there’s more to it then just the price tag.
SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN HAIR MACHINE MADE WIGS
Synthetic and Human hair machine made wigs are what most people identify wigs to be like and tend to be the most common. As you can see in the picture above wefts of hair are sewn together by a machine to create the over all look of the wig. Machine made wigs tend to be less expensive because they can be mass produced quickly. Synthetic and Human hair machine made wigs tend to have more volume and lift due to the thickness of the cap. These can look very realistic when the hair falls in the way its sewn. Due to the way machine made’s are sewn the top or scalp portion of the wig tends to look ratted and unrealistic. I would not recommend a machine made synthetic or human hair wig for a person with a sensitive scalp or is irritable to certain materials. Over all synthetic and human hair machine made wigs are great for someone who is on a budget and likes volume in their hair!
More volume, more lift, more hair!
Can look realistic
Thicker, heavier cap construction
Can be itchy or uncomfortable to sensitive scalps.
Cap construction can be more hot and bulky.
Unrealistic looking scalp
100% HAND TIED SYNTHETIC AND HUMAN HAIR WIGS
The idea of wigs being hot, heavy and uncomfortable is true but wigs are not all made the same. Depending on the wig cap can determine the comparability and flexibility of each wig. 100% hand tied synthetic and human hair wigs weigh less then 2 ounces in weight, leaving you feeling light and comfortable. In the picture above you can see that the cap is constructed very differently from a machine made wig. The 100% hand tied synthetic and human hair wigs have each fiber or hair individually hand sewn into the soft mesh cap. This technique recreates the movement of the way our natural hair moves and lays. Unlike machine made’s 100% hand tied cap’s have a very natural looking scalp giving the illusion of real hair. This type of cap gives you the option to change your part and customize your wig even more to how you like to wear your hair. The caps are fitted and lay smoothly against your head which makes it feel like there is nothing is on your head. Wigs with realistic scalp appearances really tie your whole look together and make your hair look thick, yet real. Overall 100% hand tied synthetic and human hair wigs are more expensive but can you put a price tag on comfortability, natural looking, light weight and happiness?
Light weight and comfortable
Natural looking, moves the way natural hair does
Soft, fitted, comfortable cap construction
Natural looking scalp making it easy to part.
Not a lot of volume
Not a ton of hair